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This press release announces a partnership between fiber provider 123NET, the Detroit Community Project, and Grace in Action Collective to bring low-cost fiber and digital literacy to a Detroit neighborhood. The collaboration is part of Project OVERCOME.
This news story from July 2020 discusses how a Sacramento school district is working to close the homework gap during the Covid-19 pandemic by providing Chromebooks to students and equipping two buses with Wi-Fi to drive throughout the neighborhood. The district has also partnered with Verizon to offer internet service to families for $10 per month.
This essay focuses on the potential of Fintech companies to help mitigate the racial wealth and income gaps exacerbated by the pandemic. The authors specify the role the Fintech industry can play in filling the digital literacy and digital access gaps Black Americans face.
A brief overview of the National Urban League’s plan to close the digital divide. The plan identifies five digital gaps—availability, adoption, affordability, access to economic opportunity, and utilization—that disproportionately affect communities of color and cites four goals to close those gaps.
This report from September 2018 explains how millions of Americans in rural areas served by electric co-ops lack adequate broadband. It notes the market conditions that have prevented private carriers from investing in those communities and offers strategies for how electric co-ops can be part of the solution.
In this commentary, Rachel Hirsch and Jake Varn argue that the aftermath of the COVID19 pandemic has made clear how vital postsecondary education is in helping people achieve and maintain financial stability, therefore postsecondary institutions have a critical role in expanding affordable broadband access and closing the digital divide.
This policy brief presents the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) rules for planning and construction targeted at closing the digital divide for low- and medium-income families.
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